Perfect Photo Suite 8

Scarred

“Strength of character is not always about how much you can handle before you break, it’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken.”
— Nikhil Saluja

This sun-baked cherub sits on a small bench next to an infant grave. Though recognizable, its character has been forever changed and scarred by wounds that time cannot heal but only deepen. I realized it is an illustration of the hearts of those who placed it here.

The photo was initially processed in Lightroom 5, then Perfect Effects — a component of onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 — was used to add a surface texture and alter the overall tone of the image.

"Scarred" Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm

“Scarred” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm
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Do Angels Daydream?

“Nothing makes time pass or shortens the way like a thought that absorbs in itself all the faculties of the one who is thinking. External existence is then like a sleep of which this thought is the dream. Under its influence, time has no more measure, space has no more distance.”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

I didn’t care for this photo at all initially, but after just a few minutes of twerking with it (unfortunately, Miley Cyrus was playing on iTunes Radio as I worked in OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 8), I ended up quite pleased. I hope you enjoy.

"Do Angels Daydream?" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/14 at 1/100 sec., 230mm

“Do Angels Daydream?” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/14 at 1/100 sec., 230mm
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Frying Squirrel

Sorry. I got carried away amusing myself with new features in OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 and frittered away the time I had to come up with a photo for today’s post. So, here’s the product of my frittering instead. The squirrel was in a tree in the park downtown, chattering away as I walked by. As I drew close, I realized his chattering stemmed from anxiety over my possible interest in the French fry he was clutching. He’d apparently got it from the guy seated on a nearby bench eating the same poison from a McDonald’s bag.

"Frying Squirrel"

“Frying Squirrel”

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Abstract Nature: Moss, Cypress and Sky

“It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye.”
    — Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1929)

Having a bit of fun going overboard with the various editing tools in OnOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8, again… Usually after a few days, I’ll get this sort of thing out of my system.

"Moss, Cypress and Sky" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90 mm

“Moss, Cypress and Sky” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90mm
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Volkswagen de Cayey

“When I was growing up, a guy across the street had a Volkswagen Bug. He really wanted to make it into a Porsche. He spent all his spare money and time accessorizing this VW, making it look and sound loud. By the time he was done, he did not have a Porsche. He had a loud, ugly VW.”
Steve Jobs

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’ve learned previously that I like old Volkswagen Beetles. So when this sweet VW Beetle truck conversion came rolling down the street in Friday night’s Car Cruise event at Kissimmee’s Old Town, I took a photo. It wasn’t until later, when I was working with the photo, that I noticed the Puerto Rican flag hanging from the rear-view mirror contained the words, “SOY DE CAYEY.” I learned that this means, “I am from Cayey” — a small town in Puerto Rico. I became curious if that statement applied to the car, its driver, or both.

I had a little fun in post processing and gave this image a bit of a vintage look. I played around with color saturation levels using OnOne Software’s Perfect B&W from Perfect Photo Suite 7. In the real world, the car is actually the bright green you see on a can of Sprite. I like it better this way. And speaking of Perfect Photo: as a relatively new user, I have quickly become a big fan of this powerful and versatile editing suite. Its integration with Adobe Lightroom fits great in my workflow, too. I look forward to version 8, releasing later this month.

"Soy de Cayey" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 4000, f/2.2 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

“Soy de Cayey” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 4000, f/2.2 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

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